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CatZinfo – Dried Fruits & Nuts
Finally trading eased somewhat now a great number of people are on holiday. We expect after next week everything will be back to normal. Meanwhile we have seen a weaker dollar, touching almost 1,19 for the euro, making some prices somewhat more interesting to import. Most crops are being harvested at this moment (apricots/sultanas) or […]
In spite of the fact more and more people away from the office for their yearly summer break, we cannot but conclude there are still a lot of activities going on. Especially demand on the spot to bridge the arrivals of the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere. However there comes the disappointment as the […]
Due to (early) holidays we have skipped one issue of our CatZinfo, but we are back on track from now on. In the summer months trading activities are normally a little less active, but these days we have to go full throttle. We see active buying interest for the coming Mediterranean crop, where first indications […]
With the ‘not best ever’ INC-congress in Chennai behind us, we are going into the holiday season. Nevertheless markets are active with interest in both spot and long term positions. Most markets are rather volatile in the last months, with some bigger discrepancies between spot and new crop prices. From Brussels we hear the Member […]
Though many of our trade will be in hot Chennai at the INC-meeting and perhaps in vain longing for a fresh cold beer, business these days was active. Interest for the new crops is substantial and buyers looking to cover their positions till the end of the year. Most crops are still looking good, but […]
Due to some (inter-)national holidays the activities slowed down somewhat. For most markets there is a wait-and-see status, now crops on the Northern Hemisphere have passed their most vulnerable stage (blossom) and especially night frost did not occur. Of course some hazards like hail, rain, low temperatures when drying, fungus and other diseases may affect […]
Time goes on and we are already looking at the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere, which are or are about to come in the crucial blossom period. The Mediterranean crops are developing well, as well as the Californian fruits and nuts. No water shortages reported, so we may well be heading for some bumper […]
Now the Brexit-procedure has officially started, we have to see what is the impact specifically for us on the trade of nuts and dried fruits. If within 2 years no agreement will be made, the British importers cannot enjoy some favourable import duties as elaborated by the EU with other countries. Also the EU-export into […]
The raisin and prune crops on the Southern Hemisphere are in and looking goods apart from some details, for which we may well refer to the specific sections below. Most shippers have announced their first prices, though limited number is still holding back as they wish to see the outcome of the selection of the […]
After a stormy night in Holland, which even caused closing down the port of Rotterdam yesterday 23/2, we may inform you about some windy markets for dried fruits and nuts. Rains in Chile and South-Africa have caused some firmness in the new crop offers for dried fruits, being partly on the drying fields. Higher humidity […]